Truck driver wanted in deadly crash in TN, arrested in Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky have arrested a truck driver accused of causing a multi-vehicle crash that killed six people at a construction zone near Chattanooga.

Benjamin Scott Brewer was arrested Friday night in Lexington after being indicted this week on six counts of vehicular homicide.

Lexington Police told the Herald-Leader ( the 39-year-old Brewer was found in a parking lot around 8:30 p.m.

Sgt. Joe Anderson says Brewer tried to kick out a window when he was put into a police cruiser. He will be jailed in Lexington until he can be extradited to Tennessee. Another person with Brewer was taken into custody but they haven’t been identified.

His arrest came a day after he made Tennessee’s “Top 10 Most Wanted” list. The U.S. Marshals Service had shared information about Brewer with Lexington police, Anderson said.

Federal investigators say Brewer had been driving for 15 consecutive hours before the June 25 crash on Interstate 75. The semi-truck he was driving slammed into several stopped vehicles, killing six and injuring six others. Four of the victims, including two children ages 10 and 11, were in one car.

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